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The most expensive seats will go for $2,500 - or $202,500 for the full 81-game home schedule. Just wondering: Has a bank ever foreclosed on a box seat?

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Memo to the Nationals, who failed to sign their first-round draft pick, pitcher Aaron Crow: You might want to take a look at that 9-year-old hurler in New Haven, Conn., the one who just got banned from his youth league for throwing 40 mph.

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Of course, you can understand why the league’s parents are so afraid for their children. Forty mph, after all, is what Jamie Moyer throws.

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Seems the husband of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, John McCain’s choice for a running mate, is quite the snowmobiler. Todd Palin has won the Iron Dog, a 2,000-mile race across the state’s frozen landscape, no fewer than four times with three different partners.

This year he was in contention to win One for the Thumb, but his machine, sailing along at 50 to 60 mph, struck a barrel buried in the snow and launched him about 70 feet, the Fairbanks News-Miner reported. “It looked like he hit a roadside bomb,” said his teammate, Scott Davis.

Palin later found out he had a broken arm - but not until he had completed the last 400 miles (and settled for fourth).

“Going 400 miles with a broken arm, that’s impressive,” said the governor, who greeted the First Dude, as he’s called, at the finish line. Asked if her attitude toward the race had changed in light of the accident, she replied, “These are big boys; they make their own decisions. They’re hard-core Alaskans doing hard-core adventures. I totally support him, and I totally support the race. I love it.”

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Talk about an interesting couple. They eloped in 1988, six years after high school, Todd told the Anchorage Daily News, because “we had a bad fishing year that year, so we didn’t have any money. So we decided to spend 35 bucks and go down to the courthouse.”

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And finally …

Warren Sapp signs on with “Dancing With The Stars.” Charles Barkley agrees to a televised colonoscopy. What’s next, Tony Siragusa spending a week submerged in a water-filled sphere?